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Psychopathic Traits and Emotional Regulation and Aggression

Individuals who have more psychopathic traits are more likely than nonpsychopathic individuals to engage in aggressive behavior (e.g., Porter & Woodworth, 2006). This aggressive behavior can be split into two subcategories. The first is impulsive aggression, which typically occurs when the aggressor reacts violently in the midst of a situation involving anger, in the absence […]

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Psychopathic Traits and Reactive and Instrumental Violence among Young Female Offenders

Introduction Despite the increased representation of female youth in the forensic system they are a strikingly under-studied population. To better understand this population 145 young female offenders who had committed a violent offense were assessed for psychopathic traits, specific motivations (instrumental vs. reactive) for the crime, and offense characteristics (such as information about their victims, […]

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Inmates higher in interpersonal and affective traits of psychopathy use the way that people walk to identify vulnerable individuals

Non-verbal cues tell us much about a person, and individuals who are predatory, with psychopathic traits, may be especially good at reading them. This means that they might have a natural ability to read cues that are indicative of one’s vulnerability to victimization, which would help them identify their potential victims. Research has found that […]

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Corporate Psychopathy: Web Conversation with Dr. Paul Babiak

  The recent economic slowdown and transitions that companies are going through are creating a favorable environment for corporate psychopaths. This was just one of the issues raised by Dr. Paul Babiak at the Aftermath Foundation’s Web Conversation on May 19, 2015. In his talk, Dr. Babiak, a leading industrial and organizational psychologist and co-author […]

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